Vijay Gurunatha Sethupathi popularly known as Vijay Sethupathi is an Indian actor and film producer who predominantly works in Tamil films. He started his film career working as a background actor and playing minor supporting roles for a few years before playing his first lead role in Seenu Ramasamy’s Thenmerku Paruvakaatru (2010).
Vijay Sethupathi Early Life
Vijay was born on 16 January 1978 in Rajapalayam. Later, when he was in class 6th he moved to Chennai. Vijay was a below-average student, he was neither interested in sports nor extra-curricular activities.
He has three siblings, one elder brother, one younger brother, and one younger sister.
When he was in Dubai, he met his future wife, Jessie, online. The two dated, eventually marrying in 2003. They have two children, a son Surya, and a daughter Shreeja. He named his son Surya in remembrance of his friend who died during his school days.
Vijay Sethupathi Career
At the age of 16, Vijay auditioned for a role in Nammavar (1994), but was rejected due to his short height.
He used to do odd jobs like a salesman at a retail store, a cashier at a fast-food joint, and a phone booth operator, for pocket money. A week after he finished college, he joined a wholesale cement business as an account assistant. He had to take care of three siblings and moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates as an accountant because it paid him four times more than what he was making in India. Vijay was unhappy with his job so he returned to India in 2003. After a brief stint in the interior decoration business with friends, he joined a marketing company that dealt with readymade kitchens when he saw Koothupattarai’s poster.
Balu Mahendra complimented him that he has a very photogenic face and motivated him to pursue an acting career.
Vijay started his acting career in 2004 with the role of Boxing spectator in the Tamil film M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi.
In 2006, he acted in the television series, Penn as well as several short films as part of the television show Nalaya Iyakunar for Kalaignar TV.
In 2010, he acted in numerous short films such as Thuru, Neer, Petti Case, Raa Vanam, Kadhal Sutru, Wind, The Angel, Kadhalithu Paar, and Maa Thavam.
In 2012, he worked in three critical and commercial success movies. He played a negative role in Sundarapandian which featured M. Sasikumar in the lead role. Then he played the lead roles in the directorial debuts of Karthik Subbaraj and Balaji Tharaneetharan, the thriller film Pizza and the comedy entertainer Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, respectively.
In 2013, he was seen in the crime comedy Soodhu Kavvum that saw him playing the role of a forty-year-old kidnapper. In 2014, he appeared in Rummy and Pannaiyarum Padminiyum.
In 2015, he wrote and produced the Tamil film Orange Mittai. He also wrote and sang several songs such as Straight Ah Poyee and Orae Oru Oorula in the film Orange Mittai.
Vijay Sethupathi Education
He completed his schooling at MGR Higher Secondary School, Kodambakkam, Chennai. Later, he joined Dhanraj Baid Jain College, Chennai to study Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.).
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Vijay Sethupathi Physical Stats
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm|
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 65 kg|
in Pounds- 143 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||Chest: 39 Inches|
Waist: 33 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches
Vijay Sethupathi Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi|
|Date of Birth||16 January 1978|
|Birthplace||Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Singer, Lyricist|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||MGR Higher Secondary School, Kodambakkam, Chennai|
|College||Dhanraj Baid Jain College, Chennai|
|Education Qualifications||Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)|
|Debut||Film: M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004)|
TV: Penn (Tamil, 2006)
Production: Orange Mittai (2015)
Singing & Songwriting: Straight Ah Poyee (2015)
|Awards, Honours||• Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Villain for the film Sundarapandian in 2012|
• Asiavision Awards for Best Actor for Dharma Durai in 2016Filmfare Awards South
• Best Actor for the film Pizza in 2012
• Best Actor-Tamil for the film Vikram Vedha in 2017National Film Award
• Best Supporting Actor for Super Deluxe at the 67th National Film Awards
|Family||Not much is known about his family.|
Girls, Affairs and More
|Marriage Date||Year 2003|
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